Department of Numbers

Maine Job Growth

There were 623,000 jobs in Maine in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 679,638 employed persons for the month. Maine added 3,000 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,897 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Maine job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 623,000 +3,000 +5,300
CPS 679,638 +3,897 +19,721

Maine Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Maine as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Maine

CES employment in March 2017 for Maine is at a new high of 623,000.

CPS employment in Maine for March 2017 is at a new high of 679,638.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Maine Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 623,000 3,000 679,638 3,897
February 2017 620,000 -1,900 675,741 3,899
January 2017 621,900 4,300 671,842 2,901
December 2016 617,600 500 668,941 415
November 2016 617,100 1,100 668,526 619
October 2016 616,000 -1,800 667,907 757
September 2016 617,800 -300 667,150 901
August 2016 618,100 0 666,249 1,034
July 2016 618,100 1,700 665,215 1,150
June 2016 616,400 300 664,065 1,264
May 2016 616,100 -1,900 662,801 1,372
April 2016 618,000 300 661,429 1,512